Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
confirmation, hillary clinton could not attend ther is a moan. she is recovering from the stomach flu and a concussion from a fall. >>> back to our continuing coverage right now by the rifle association that an armed guard should staff every school in the nation. ann rubin tells us what parents in the bay area think about. >> armed guard in every school. that is what the nra believes will help stop future shooting tragedies. those that study gun violence say they are not sure. >> there is no dataa on what the effect would be. >> reporter: for many schools this is already reality. oakland, san francisco, san jose unified have armed police at schools. so, does the west contra costa unified school district and members say it appears to make a difference. >> i would say it is a mixed feeling. but, the perception is in the community to have none. >> it is monthat he could be spent on educational programs. >> we have taken this approach t. it comes at a cost. it comes at a steep cost when you talk about loss of supporting proms for music, the arts. >> reporter: and parents are not sure it
Dec 21, 2012 11:30pm PST
relations committee and a war veteran. secretary of state hillary clinton could not attend the ceremony. she is recovering from the flu and a concussion from a fall. >>> the christmas holiday began on capitol hill without an agreement reached on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama called on party leaders to take action before he left for his holiday vacation in hawaii. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: after speaking with leaders friday afternoon president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some tax hikes and spending cuts. >> i have asked leaders to work towards a package that presents a tax hike, protects unemployment insurance, and lays the ground work for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> reporter: remarks came after speaker of the house john boehner failed to bring plan b to the floor. it would have raised taxes on those americans making more than $1 million a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> reporter: the two sides left blaming each other for inaction.